MATCH PREVIEW | Oxford United Play-Off First-Leg


Oxford United have reached the Sky Bet League One Play-Offs and this Saturday night sees the U’s head into the first-leg at home against Peterborough.

United are just two games away from Wembley and three away from the Championship with OX4 set to be packed on Saturday evening for the sell-out fixture.

You are all set to be there in your thousands as you bring your noise and colour to try and see the team over the line and continue what has been a remarkable season so far under Des Buckingham.

TEAM NEWS

Sam Long is set to return to the matchday squad for the U’s, after missing last weekend’s 2-1 win over Exeter City due to illness.

Other than that, there does not seem to be any injury updates, with the manager expected to pick from the same squad that travelled to the South-West.

BUCKINGHAM’S THOUGHTS

You can watch Des Buckingham’s full pre-match interview on our iFollow HERE.

You can also read some of what the Head Coach had to say by reading this match preview HERE.

THE OPPOSITION

By this stage, every Oxford fan is probably well aware of Peterborough United.

It was only last month when the Posh came to Oxford, leaving on the end of a huge 5-0 victory for the Yellows on an afternoon to remember.

Peterborough has had a very strong season, finishing fourth in the table and lifting the Football League Trophy at Wembley.

Darren Ferguson is in his fourth stint in charge of Peterborough and they have some key men to look out for in attack, including Jonson Clarke-Harris and Ephron Mason-Clark.

TICKETS

Tickets for this match are completely sold out, as OX4 welcomes a play-off game in front of a packed-out Oxford fanbase for the first time in 14 years.

COVERAGE

The game is a 7.45pm kick-off and is live on Sky Sports.

It is also available to listen to live in the UK and overseas on iFollow. CLICK HERE FOR A MATCH PASS.

You can also follow the game over on X (Twitter) through @OUFCOfficial, and we will have a full match report and gallery right here on the final whistle.

PARKING AND ACCESS

There are around 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally.

The introduction of Parking Eye to the Kassam Stadium will NOT apply from four hours before until four hours after kick-off at all Oxford United home games. Further details on the new parking restrictions can be viewed here.

The res gate behind the Planet IT North Stand will be OPEN so pedestrians can move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand.

OX2, OX3 and OX7 football special buses will be operating for the Semi-Final. There will be two buses on the OX2, two buses on the OX3 and one on the OX7 route. Bus departures will run at their usual time for the 7.45pm kick-off.

PROGRAMME

For a sneak peek of what will be inside the programme, CLICK HERE.

RETAIL

The End of Season Sale is still on.

Visit the Club Shop and browse epic savings on all categories across this season’s must-haves.

Very limited stock is available, so shop now to avoid disappointment!

Looking to complete your 2023/24 Replica collection? The eye-catching shirt features a nod to the river that flows through our great city, our Third Shirt has a massive 40% OFF!

The club shop will be open prior to kick-off to get your hands on some United items.

Find out more about the sale HERE.

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